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Writing Resource: Words for Tastes & Aromas

I haven’t offered a free resource in a little while. so here is my latest offering.  Often writers forget to incorporate all five senses, make sure you include taste and smell, in addition to what your characters touch and see. Here is a cheat sheet to help you add sensory details involving the most overlooked senses.

Tastes & Aromas

Here is a downloadable PDF for personal use: Tastes & Aromas

Do you have any sensory words that you love to use?

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Writing: Other Words for Said and Walk



Synonyms help prevent your readers from getting bored.  

In the book I read last week, the author had every single character “push to their feet” at least three times in each chapter.  I started getting annoyed by the tenth time.  The characters never rose to their feet, eased, or even shoved. And seriously, if you are standing up, why does the author have to mention feet almost every time?  Isn’t it implied they are on their feet?  Nope, they all pushed to their feet.  Anyway, I digress.

Do you need to use synonyms every single time? No. You should NOT use them every time. But avoiding that type of repetition will not only make your manuscript more interesting and precise.  

Check out this great article by author Tamar Hela on using synonyms.

Great writers choose specific words that create impact.  It is worth taking the time to find the perfect word.




Here is a PDF for personal use: Other Words for SAID & WALK


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Writing: Other Words for Asked, Laughed, Replied, Sat, & Was

Other Words For ASKED, LAUGHED, REPLIED, SAT, & WAS

Varying your vocabulary is as important as varying your sentence length. It keeps readers interested and staves away boredom. Now, do you need to use a synonym every time? No, but it is beneficial to avoid using the same words in the same paragraphs. Why not find the perfect word? Isn’t that the beauty of writing? Finding the precise word to express your idea is part of the process.

I realize that different genres call for different treatment of words such as “said.” My point is to know your genre. If you are writing for younger readers they may need more context clues. Sometimes it is helpful to know if a character is simply asking or if they are interrogating. It completely changes the tone of the scene.

Here are a few more helpful lists of synonyms.

Printable PDF for personal use here: Other Words for Asked, Replied, Sat, Was, & Laugh.

Other Words for Asked, Replied, Sat, Was, & Laugh

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Other Words for Whisper and Went by Robin Woods with PDF
Other Words for Look by Robin Woods with PDF
Arguments for Using Synonyms by Tamar Hela

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